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The Best Cocktails at Disney Resorts

Each Disney Resort throughout Walt Disney World features its own wonderful theming that completely immerses Guests and transports them to a bygone era of Victorian elegance, the South Pacific, New Orleans’ French Quarter, New York’s Saratoga Springs, the African savannah, and other beautiful locations.

With so many wonderful Disney Resorts to enjoy, many Guests love exploring each location and soaking in the theming and details, and a great way to do this is through relaxing and sipping on a specialty cocktail. From fruity to sour and everything in between, let’s check out the best cocktails to sip on at the Disney Resorts throughout Walt Disney World!

S'mores Shake

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S’mores Shake – Beaches & Cream Soda Shop – Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Beach Club Resort transports Guests to a classic New England seaside Resort complete with pastel colors, charming water views, and a relaxed atmosphere that can be enjoyed at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. This table service restaurant serves up American classics in massive portions and is well known for its over-the-top ice cream creations, including several specialty cocktails that put a grown-up spin on milkshakes. Guests will love the S’mores Shake which blends vanilla and chocolate ice cream with Amarula Cream and Crème de Cacao topped with marshmallow, chocolate sauce, and graham crackers.

Painted Lemur

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Painted Lemur – Sanaa – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

One of the most stunning and immersive locations at the Walt Disney World Resort is Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, where Guests feel as though they have been transported to the African Savannah, with animal views and beautiful details throughout. Sanaa is a wonderful table service location at the Disney Resort that offers up wonderful savannah views with a menu of African and Indian flavors. A delicious cocktail to pair with any meal at Sanaa is the Painted Lemur, which combines Amarula Fruit Cream Liqueur and Van der Hum Tangerine Liqueur in a martini glass with chocolate stripes along the inside, which mimics the tail of a Madagascar lemur.

Uh-Oa

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Uh-Oa – Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort whisks Guests to the serenity of the South Seas with white sand beaches, tropical theming, and several popular dining locations, including Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. This lounge is extremely popular with Guests and welcomes them to enjoy tropical sips with immersive and interactive reactions that get everyone in on the fun. A specialty beverage available at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto that is great for sharing is the Uh-Oa which blends Plantation Original Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, orange, passion fruit, guava, pineapple, and grapefruit juices, falernum, cinnamon, and lime juice for a trip to the tropics in every sip.

Polynesian Pearl

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Polynesian Pearl – Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Another very popular specialty cocktail that Guests love to sip on at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto comes with a souvenir container and the chance to score an even more rare souvenir. The Polynesian Pearl feature RumChata Cream Liqueur, Grand Marnier, cinnamon, and tropical juices and is served in a shiny white pearl that magically appears behind the bar with each order. While the white pearl is lovely, lucky Guests score a black pearl, which is fairly rare and makes for a great souvenir to remember the vacation with.

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Backscratcher – Tambu Lounge – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Also found at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is the Tambu Lounge, which is an open-air lounge found on the upper level of the Great Ceremonial House next to ‘Ohana and Kona Café. Tambu Lounge is well known for its tropical drinks that Guests can sip while looking out large windows at Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom, and one of the most popular menu options is the Backscratcher. This fun beverage features Bacardi Superior Rum, Plantation Original Dark Rum, and guava-passion fruit juice topped with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and is served in a tall glass with an ornamental bamboo backscratcher.

Lapu Lapu

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Lapu Lapu – Tambu Lounge – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Those looking to truly indulge while at Tambu Lounge at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort can order the Lapu Lapu, a tropical delight served inside a hollowed-out pineapple. The Lapu Lapu is a delicious blend of Plantation Original Dark Rum and tropical fruit juices that are topped with Goslings 151 Rum for the perfect blend of spice and fruity notes.

Seashore Sweet

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Seashore Sweet – AbracadaBar – Disney’s BoardWalk

Disney’s BoardWalk brings Guests back to the turn of the century on the Atlantic boardwalk, with charming architecture and beautiful views of Crescent Lake. While exploring the Disney Resort, Guests should be sure to stop by AbracadaBar, a fun lounge that was once the hangout of a group of famous magicians until they mysteriously disappeared one night. The menu items at AbracadaBar all feature fun names that add to the theming, and Guests should definitely try the Seashore Sweet which combines Absolut Citron, Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, and cotton candy syrup for a vibrant blue color that is delicious and sweet!

Citrus Grove Cocktail

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Citrus Grove Cocktail – Steakhouse 71 – Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Modern architecture and innovation are celebrated at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where the stunning A-frame lobby features the monorail silently whisking by overhead and several wonderful dining options. Steakhouse 71 is a table service location that celebrates the history of the Walt Disney World Resort and the year it opened with favorite foods from the era, and Guests who dine there can also enjoy a specialty cocktail that pays homage to Florida. The Citrus Grove Cocktail features a vibrant orange color and blends Campari, Green Chartreuse, citrus juices, simple syrup, and orange bitters.

Lavender Fog

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Lavender Fog – Enchanted Rose – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Guests who love Beauty and the Beast absolutely have to visit Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, where a lovely lounge brings the film to life with elegant cocktails and appetizers. Enchanted Rose continues the Victorian theming of the Disney Resort and features opulent décor and beverages that Guests absolutely love to enjoy, including several Featured Cocktails that cannot be missed. The Lavender Fog is a unique specialty cocktail that blends Nolet’s Silver Dry Gina, Rothman Crème de Violette, English Breakfast Tea, vanilla, and cream for a thicker texture bursting with flavor.

Huckelberry Punch

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Huckleberry Punch – Geyser Point Bar & Grill – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge celebrates the rustic charm of the great lodges found in the National Parks, and Guests who visit can explore a massive lobby in addition to sprawling grounds overlooking Bay Lake. Geyser Point Bar & Grill continues the rustic theming of the Disney Resort and offers Guests the chance to enjoy hearty options in an open-air dining room overlooking the water. In addition to delicious food options, Guests can also enjoy specialty cocktails including the Huckleberry Punch which blends 44 Degree North Mountain Huckleberry Vodka, Bols Crème de Cassis, lemon juice, and cranberry juice for a vibrant red color that is good to the last drop.

All That Jazz

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All That Jazz – Mardi Grogs – Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

The celebratory spirit of New Orleans is brought to life at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, where bright buildings with wrought iron railings, smiling crocodiles, and jazz music can be found around every corner. Near Doubloon Lagoon, the Disney Resort’s pool area, is Mardi Grogs, an open-air lounge that serves up several specialty cocktails including one indulgent blend of several options. The All That Jazz is a layered cocktail that is served in a hurricane glass and features the Gata-Melon Juice, Front Porch Freeze, and Nola Cola in a vibrant stack that is almost too pretty to sip (almost!).

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.